Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles
Statistics show that around 11,000 individuals suffer from some type of
spinal cord injury in the U.S. Of those injuries, it is estimated that
around 45% are complete injuries, while the other 55% are incomplete.
This can make a serious difference for an individual, especially in regards
to type of medical care needed, costs of rehabilitation, physical mobility,
and dependency on others.
If you have suffered a serious spinal cord injury, be sure to get counsel
from a Los Angeles injury lawyer you can trust.
Call Biren Law Group to discuss your case.
Complete & Incomplete Injuries
So what exactly are the differences between complete and incomplete spinal
cord injuries? Depending on the site and severity of the injury, the injured
person may be permanently paralyzed from the waist down (paraplegia) or suffer paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia). The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) has created a standardized
neurological classification of all types of
spinal cord injuries that includes evaluation of muscle grading and scale of impairment.
The impairment scale is split into five categories, covering three levels
- Complete spinal cord injury (A)
- Incomplete spinal cord injury (B-D)
- Normal function (E)
Incomplete spinal cord injuries are then categorized based upon sensory
and motor functions, with motor functions tested against the muscle grading
scale. The tests associated with these scales help to then determine level
of injury and type of treatment. The more serious an injury, the more
medical care and support is likely required. This also means a greater
amount of financial compensation may be needed.
Helping Spinal Cord Injury Victims Recover Maximum Compensation
Auto accidents, construction accidents, sports accidents, and other incidents
are among the top causes of spinal cord injuries. At Biren Law Group,
our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are skilled at recovering the
maximum amount of compensation.
We know which experts can properly diagnose and treat the injury, providing
not only strong evidence, but medical testimony as well. We also know
which professionals to have evaluate the prognosis of the injury, as well
as any future care that is anticipated. We have developed these resources
and knowledge through our more than 40 years of legal experience and can
extend them to your case today.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team
If you have more questions about complete versus incomplete spinal cord
injuries, or if you would like to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against
the individual who caused your spine injury, contact our personal injury
attorneys at (310) 896-4345. We are proud to offer free initial consultations
to all our potential clients.
Our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles have the experience and knowhow
to help you obtain full compensation for your spine injury.